Dolly Parton turns 75

Dolly Parton turns 75

Dolly Parton, the queen of country turns 75 today. It has not yet been possible to confirm if he will finally make his wish to pose for the magazine come true. Play Boy , as he already did in 1978, when he was 32 years old. But what is true is that the state of Tennessee, where he was born, wants to propose installing a statue of him on the Capitol, in Nashville, the capital, like the one that already exists in the City Hall of Sevierville, his hometown.

Parton has sold more than 100 million records, has won seven Grammys, and in 2004, the magazine Rolling Stone it placed her at number 73 on the list of the best voices of all time. She is one of the most beloved and influential American artists for several generations, although they do not coincide in age, or in politics (she is a Republican), nor do they like country.

Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Dean, in one of the few images of the marriage

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Dolly Parton, with a fortune of 500 million dollars, has contributed to the development of the Moderna laboratory vaccine, thanks to the million dollars she donated last April, encouraged by a doctor she met four years ago.

The singer has carried out important philanthropic work for years through her foundation as the Library of Imagination, the project with which music gives free books to children without resources from their birth until they start school. In addition, in 1961 he created his own theme park, Dollywood, in Tennessee, which receives three million tourists each year.

Scientists named Dolly the sheep after her and last April she donated money to develop the Moderna vaccine

At the beginning of 2020, he launched a challenge that went viral, the Dolly Parton Challenge with four different images for the social networks Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder. Along with the four images he wrote “Find a woman who can do everything.” Something that she can boast about, because in addition to being a singer, she has also tried her luck in film and television.

She starred alongside Jane Fonda and Lili Tomlin in the comedy How to eliminate your boss , in which Parton also performed the soundtrack. He was also part of the choral cast of Steel magnolias (Sally Field, Shirley McLaine, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah and Olimpia Dukakis). And he owns a Sandollar Television production company through which he has produced, among others, the series Buffy Cazavampiros and the tape E l father of the bride , with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.

The youngest will also remember her in the series Hannah Montana , where she played the protagonist’s aunt, because in real life she is Miley Cyrus’s godmother. Dolly Parton has not had children. She has been married to Carl Dean for 55 years, a man who hardly shows up, so his existence has sometimes been questioned.

Dolly Parton on the cover of Playboy

Dolly Parton on the cover of Play Boy


But there are more fun facts about Dolly Parton that highlight her global importance. Before Whitney Houston hit # 1 on the charts with I will always love you , the Tennessee singer already did it in 1973. She is the author and composer of the famous theme of the film The bodyguard .

Another piece of information: in 1996 a mammal was cloned for the first time from an adult cell. It was a sheep and was named Dolly. The cell came from the mammary glands and the singer’s figure is recognized by its huge breasts, hence the scientists named the animal after it.

US singers Miley Cyrus (R) and Dolly Parton perform onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

Dolly Parton performing at the Grammys tribute with her goddaughter Miley Cyrus


The singer often jokes about the size of her breasts, which is insured for $ 300,000 each, and boasts a large collection of wigs. He also recognizes that he likes cosmetic operations and wearing very long nails. But although she laughs at her physique, she assures: “There is a heart under these tits and a brain under the wig.”

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Dolly Parton turns 75